New Standard/ Amendment Publications



AS/NZS 3012:2019 Amendment 1

Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites

Amendment 1; Published on 20 March 2020



AS/NZS 4782.1:2020, A1, A2 A3, A4, A5

Double-capped fluorescent lamps – Performance specifications

New Edition; Published: 06 March 2020



AS/NZS 60335.2.30:2015 Amendment 3

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Particular requirements for room heaters (IEC 60335-2-30 Ed 5.1)

Amendment 3; Published on 20 March 2020

– Included exemption to exclude the tests in clause 30.2.1 from being applied to fan heaters that are also intended to be operated at maximum heat output with the fan switched off into Australian National Variations. (Previously applicable for New Zealand only).

Applicable upon publication.


AS/NZS 60929:2020

AC and/or DC-supplied electronic control gear for tubular fluorescent lamps – Performance requirements (IEC 60929:2011+AMD1:2015 CSV (ED.4.1) MOD)

New Edition; Published on 6 March 2020

Supersedes AS/NZS 60929:2005 (R2016) upon publication.





Draft Standards / Amendments



DR AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2020

Gas Appliances Part 1.3: Gas space heating appliances

Supersedes AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2016.

Closing date for comments: 8 May 2020


DR AS/NZS 5263.1.8:2020

Gas Appliances Part 1.8: Decorative effect gas appliances

Supersedes AS/NZS 5263.1.8:2016.

Closing date for comments: 8 May 2020




Regulatory Changes



MEPS – New Zealand

Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 –  Gazette notice (2020-au1157) proposing amendment  – (full title “Notification of Proposal to Amend the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) Regulations 2002 and to Incorporate Material by Reference”)

Will update the referenced standard to align with the Australian GEMS determinations for “Air conditioners   / heat pumps” and “Refrigerated cabinets” no earlier than 1 October 2020.



Button battery safety – Assessment of regulatory options – Consultation paper is opened on 19 March 2020. The ACCC has prepared this consultation paper to seek feedback on the proposed regulatory options available under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) to address the safety hazard associated with button batteries. For more information, please click the following links.